PRESS RELEASE: Along the Mediterranean featuring pianist Orion Weiss

DULUTH, Minnesota – The Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra wraps up their season with their seventh Masterworks concert, Along the Mediterranean, sponsored by North Shore Bank of Commerce.

What: Along the Mediterranean // Masterworks VII
When: Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7 pm.
Where: Symphony Hall at the DECC

Music Director Dirk Meyer and the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra are proud to present the season finale of the 2018-19 Grand Adventures season. The night will be filled with Spanish influenced repertoire that will leave you awestruck. The evening will open up with a side-by-side performance with members of the Duluth Superior Symphony Youth Orchestra for Emmanuel Chabrier’s España. A tradition that has held true for years, our young musicians are provided an opportunity at the advanced level of the DSSYO, to perform with the professional orchestra.

The evening continues, as the DSSO welcomes pianist, Orion Weiss back to the stage for Camille Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 5. Weiss has performed with major orchestras across America, including the Chicago and Boston Symphony Orchestras.

The second half of the evening continues with the lively Capriccio Españole from Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov. This piece was originally intended to be a solo for the violin, but Rimsky-Korsakov eventually made the decision to write it for a full orchestra. This piece is a true virtuoso showpiece for the entire orchestra that will leave you stunned.

The night rounds out with Manuel de Falla’s Suite from the opera The Three-Cornered Hat and Maurice Ravel’s Bolero. De Falla’s The Three-Cornered Hat, is a ballet full of romance, humor, and charm, as the story tells of a miller and his wife. This piece has remained one of de Falla’s most popular works. Finishing off the night, the orchestra will perform Ravel’s famous Bolero. This orchestral favorite pulls you in with hypnotic rhythms, subtle shifts, and cumulative power, no matter if you’re a connoisseur of classic music or a novice.

The night won’t stop there, but we can’t spill the secret, we can only say, “May the force be with you.”

Tickets start at $20 and are available through the DSSO box office at 130 W Superior St. Suite LL2 120, 218-623-DSSO (3776). Tickets can also be purchased in person at the DECC ticket office – 350 Harbor Drive, or at Ticketmaster.com; taxes and service fees do apply. Student and Military tickets are also available for just $10 with a valid ID.

For more information on Along the Mediterranean visit https://dsso.com/shows/along-the-mediterrannean/
For information on our Youth Orchestras visit https://dsso.com/youthorchestra/
For information about the 2019-20 season visit dsso.com/2019-2020-season/